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The Urban Advantage:  A Network of Thinkers

The Urban Advantage: A Network of Thinkers

That’s the pitch made by Yoon J. Lee and Frank F. Britt in a recent post at Boston. com: [Boston World Partnerships or BWP] was among the first [organization in Boston] to recognize that the innovation economy is the connection economy. BWP helped Boston become a more open and connected city. It galvanized passionate professionals and […]

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I-Corps:  A new approach to Entrepreneurship

I-Corps: A new approach to Entrepreneurship

The Economist has a piece on I-Corps (AKA Innovation Corps), a new program created by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Steve Blank to systematically improve the success rate of start-up companies:  What distinguishes an I-Corps start-up from a typical university spin-out is the way it forces researchers to stop fixating on the technology they have developed. New […]

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Crowdsourcing Strategy

Crowdsourcing Strategy

The McKinsey Quarterly has a piece on organizations that have used wikis and other crowdsourcing technology to create open strategic planning processes (registration required).  As the article points out, this approach sometimes requires a change in the nature of leadership roles: Taking these principles to their logical conclusion suggests a shift in the strategic-leadership role […]

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Can Social Media Improve Leadership Skills?

Can Social Media Improve Leadership Skills?

That’s the question being addressed Alexandra Samuel over at the Wall Street Journal.  A few tips she offers: Create a Leadership Dashboard Don’t just monitor the Web for intelligence about your business and brand; mine it for ideas, news and research that will help you develop as a leader. Use iGoogle, Google Reader or an […]

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